In Germany, the EuroVelo 4 - Central Europe Route lets you discover sections of the Rhine Cycle Route, following this historic river that has acted as a major piece of communications infrastructure in Germany since before the Roman Era! View the rhine as one of the merchants, sailors or soldiers that travelled along it, before linking up with the Main Cycle Route, that follows the river Main, a major tributary of the Rhine. In this second part of the German section of EuroVelo 4 you pass through ancient forests, diverse landscapes, and can discover the beauty of the many German regions.

National & Regional Information

ADFC: Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club e.V.

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

The ADFC is a nationwide, Non-Profit-Organisation with over 200,000 bicycle-enthusiastic members whose shared aim is to make the roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Besides encouraging environmentally-friendly and therefore sustainable forms of transport, the ADFC provides advice on all aspects of cycling. This includes advice on buying a bike, technology and cycling accessories, tourism-related and political issues.

030 2091498-0

ADFC Quality Cycling Routes

Currently, 37 quality routes in Germany, 2 quality routes abroad and 8 cycling tour regions carry the ADFC seal of quality. The link provides more information.

ADFC's brochure "Discover Germany by bike"

On the online presentation of the ADFC's brochure you will find a selection of the most beautiful bike routes in Germany.

Bett+Bike - Bicycle Friendly Accommodation

Around 5,900 hotels, guesthouses, youth hostels, nature houses and camping sites are tailored to the needs of cyclists. Guest companies meeting ADFC quality criteria are marked with a sign at the entrance.

Bicycle Route Planner in Germany

This platform enables seamless cycling route planning across Germany! Plan your trip and download the GPX tracks of German D-Routes in open data.

German Tourism Center e.V., DZT

The DZT has promoted Germany abroad on behalf of the federal government for more than 60 years. It advertises the touristic diversity of Germany throughout the world. It therefore advertises for one of the biggest and most popular brands - the travel country Germany. A selection of attractive long distance cycle routes can be found on with route descriptions and references of Bed+Bike establishments.

+49 (0)69 974640

[EV4, EV7] Elbe Cycle Route South

While the Elbe is only the second longest river in Germany, it is definitely the number one river among cycle tourists. Immediately beyond the German-Czech border, the river is greeted by the sandstone cliffs of Saxon Switzerland National Park. The route passes through the Elbe valley, amidst romantic, rugged scenery. The world-famous Semperoper opera house and reconstructed Frauenkirche church can be visited in Dresden.

+49 3501 470141

[EV4] Part 1 - Rhine Cycle Route

Vibrant towns along the way invite cyclists to explore a diverse array of art and cultural offerings. Unobstructed views can be enjoyed over the water time and time again along what is undoubtedly the most interesting section of the Rhine Cycle Route. From the Siebengebirge upland range, the route passes through the metropolises of Cologne and Düsseldorf as far as Mainz at the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers.

+49 211 91320-500

[EV4] Part 2 - Main Cycle Route

The second section of this route passes along the Main Cycle Route. Wonderfully relaxed tours can be enjoyed from Mainz at the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers all the way to the source of the White Main in Bischofsgrün. The varied scenery, diverse art and cultural offerings along the way and charming routing make this section covering over 500 kilometres from east to west through Franconian beer country to Franconian wine country a cycle route for gourmets.

+49 (0)911 94151 – 0